Perlophiura profundissima Belyaev & Litvinova, 1972

Glover, Adrian G, Wiklund, Helena, Rabone, Muriel, Amon, Diva J, Smith, Craig R, O'Hara, Tim, Mah, Christopher L & Dahlgren, Thomas G, 2016, Abyssal fauna of the UK- 1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7251-7251 : 7251

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Perlophiura profundissima Belyaev & Litvinova, 1972


Perlophiura profundissima Belyaev & Litvinova, 1972


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: f263bc90-6307-462c-9e02-7b87d20e2840 ; recordNumber: NHM_257; recordedBy: Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren, Maggie Georgieva; individualCount: 1; preparations: tissue and DNA voucher stored in 80% non-denatured ethanol aqueous solution; otherCatalogNumbers: 5023508; associatedSequences: | KU519524 | KU519541; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Perlophiuraprofundissima; scientificName: Perlophiuraprofundissima; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Echinodermata; class: Ophiuroidea; order: Ophiurida; family: Ophiuridae; genus: Perlophiura; scientificNameAuthorship: Belyaev & Litvinova, 1972; Location: waterBody: Pacific; stateProvince: Clarion Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration claim UK-1 ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4076; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.755833333333; decimalLongitude: -116.48666666667; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Gordon Paterson, Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren; dateIdentified: 2015-06-01; identificationRemarks: identified by DNA and morphology; Event: samplingProtocol: Brenke Epibenthic Sledge; eventDate: 2013-10-17; eventTime: 01:50; habitat: Abyssal plain; fieldNumber: EB04; fieldNotes: Collected from epi net (on the epibenthic sledge); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: NHMUK; collectionCode: ZOO; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps


Specimen examined and matches Perlophiura profundissima Belyaev and Litvinova, 1972 ( Belyaev and Litvinova 1972) voucher material, NHM_257, disc 3.1mm in diameter (Fig. 23).

Genetic data for this taxa with new GenBank accession numbers are provided in Table 2


Forms a unique monophyletic clade distinct from other AB01 specimens. Morphologically agrees with Perlophiura profundissima but no genetic data available from type locality or any location for this taxon but type locality appears to be North Pacific at abyssal depths ( Belyaev and Litvinova 1972).